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Chai Latte Protein Shake

Serves 1 5 minute prep time

By Emma Andrews on April 14, 2015

Chai Latte Protein Shake

A specialty coffee, a dirty chai is typically a chai latte with a shot of espresso. This chilled and blended version still combines the warming spices of masala chai, with the bold, roasted taste of coffee, but adds a solid 25grams of plant based protein, and functional carbohydrates from both bananas and dates.

I designed a version of this smoothie as the seasonal feature for a local juice and smoothie bar in Vancouver (with rave reviews!). This smoothie is a not-to-be missed boost of energy perfect about an hour pre- or post-workout.

Ingredients

  • 1 serving Vanilla, Chocolate or Mocha protein powder (such as Vega Sport® Premium Protein, Vega One®, Vega® Essentials or Vega® Protein & Greens)
  • 1 cup chilled coffee
  • ¼ cup coconut milk, or almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana; or 1 fresh banana and 1/3 to 1/2 cup ice
  • 2-3 dried dates (Medjool dates are preferred for softness and taste)
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • Variation: You can swap Vega One Vanilla Chai in place of the Vega Sport Performance Protein.

Preparation

  • Add all ingredients to the blender (liquids first).

  • Blend until smooth.

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified in Plant-based Cooking. An endurance runner and cross-training addict, Emma believes the kitchen is your playground. She loves exploring new and innovative ingredients, recipes and food trends almost as much as she loves beating a personal best in trail and road races all around North America. Her motto? “Live a life that’s anything but average!” Learn more about her work as a public speaker and wellness educator at emmamazing.com or join her on social @emmamazing_life
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